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Oct 26, 2011 John Henry Newman
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The final chapters of Newman's Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine .
Topics: Audiobook - nonfiction, religion, history
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Jan 9, 2010 St. Francis de Sales
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The classic handbook for ordinary people who want to live spiritually devout lives continues, with advice on how to resist temptations and constantly renew your commitment to loving and serving God. Book 4 considers how to better resist or avoid temptation, while Book 5 is about increasing virtue and staying committed to a devout life. Continues from IntroDevout and IntroDevout2.
Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, Religion, spirituality
Source: Translation by Fr. Walter J.B. Edwards, 1878.
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Jan 9, 2010 St. Francis de Sales
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The classic handbook for ordinary people who want to live spiritually devout lives continues, with advice on how to resist temptations and constantly renew your commitment to loving and serving God. Continues from IntroDevout and IntroDevout2 .
Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, Religion, spirituality
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Jan 8, 2010 Clemence Housman
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Sir Aglovale de Galis, son of King Pellinore, was not always one of the good guys among King Arthur's knights. In this 1905 novel inspired by Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, Clemence Housman fills in his character's motivations and connections to his family and other knights, drawing on hints from the original and human nature. Clemence Housman, sister of A.E. Housman, was best known as an artist in her own day. However, she also published poetry, historical novels, and fantasy stories.
Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Fantasy
Source: The Life of Sir Aglovale de Galis, by Clemence Housman
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Dec 20, 2009 Mary E. Hughes
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A young lady's Christmas in Wales is full of ghosts and terror!
Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Holidays-Christmas
Source: The Red Dragon: The National Magazine of Wales, Vol. 4, 1883.
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Nov 30, 2009 Richard Chenevix Trench
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This poem is ostensibly a story about Justin Martyr's mysterious conversation near the seashore with an old man he'd never seen before and never saw again, as he related it in the book Dialogue with Trypho. However, since the general concerns of the character of Justin in this poem are not those in Justin's book, this is probably an autobiographical poem im disguise. Richard Chenevix Trench (1807-1886) was an Anglican clergyman who ended up as archbishop of Dublin. Meanwhile, his philological...
Topics: Audiobook - Poetry, Religion, spirituality
Source: The Story of Justin Martyr and Other Poems, by Richard Chenevix Trench
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Nov 25, 2009 St. John Chrysostom
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Thoughts on Thanksgiving, the holiday and the act, from a series of homilies by St. John Chrysostom on Paul's Letter to the Colossians.
Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, Religion, spirituality, Holidays - Thanksgiving
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Oct 30, 2009 C. P. Meehan
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An account of the life and Halloween martyrdom of the Blessed Terence Albert O'Brien, Bishop of Emly. Excerpted from Meehan's The Rise and Fall of the Irish Franciscan Monasteries, and a Memoir of the Irish Hierarchy in the 17th Century .
Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, Religion, spirituality, Holidays - Halloween, Halloween
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Sep 29, 2009 Mack Reynolds
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If you'd received the Galactic Medal of Honor, you could do no wrong, they said. But what if the wrong man received the award, and still found out that was true? Dallas McCord "Mack" Reynolds was a well-known and prolific writer of military sf and stories of political extrapolation during the nineteen-sixties and seventies.
Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories
Source: Amazing Science Fiction Stories, November 1960
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Sep 10, 2009 Eando Binder
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A near future science fiction story with a twist, from the days just before spaceflight when the United States Air Force was leading the way in planes. The collaborating brothers who signed themselves Eando Binder (E and O, get it?) were famous for their ebullient radio-oriented space station stories back in the 1930's and 40's.
Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories
Source: Fantastic Universe, March 1954
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Sep 1, 2009 St. Gregory of Nyssa
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After the death of his brother St. Basil the Great, and after being unable to visit his eldest sister St. Macrina and his last surviving brother for eight long years, St. Gregory of Nyssa finally arrived for a visit and found his formidable sister on her deathbed. In an attempt to cheer him up, St. Macrina held a Socratic dialogue with him. He told about this in her biography, but had no space to include it. In this separate work, he does. Of course, both the vagaries of memory and the points...
Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, Religion, spirituality
Source: Translation by William Moore and Henry Austin Wilson, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Series 2, Volume 5.
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Sep 1, 2009 St. Gregory of Nyssa
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A short biography of St. Macrina by her brother, St. Gregory of Nyssa. She was born about AD 330, and died in 379. Hugely intelligent, wise, and holy even by the standards of a family full of saints and theologians, St. Macrina the Younger is a fascinating figure. Readers may wish to pause after part 2 of this biography and go listen to "On the Soul and the Resurrection", a deathbed dialogue written down by St. Gregory of Nyssa to record his sister's teachings.
Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, Religion, spirituality
Source: Translation by W.K. Lowther Clarke, B.D., 1916
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Aug 27, 2009 Murray Leinster
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While America fights a war on one coast, a new front is about to open -- the homefront -- as the enemy attacks civilian towns with a giant war-machine like no other. But the enemy war-machine is a target, too, and there are more ways to win than with guns.... This story stands alone, but is set ten years after the events of the story "Tanks".
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Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories
Source: December 1931, Astounding Stories of Super-Science
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Aug 14, 2009 Murray Leinster
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In an eerie future that never was, but might have been, two ordinary soldiers hold the fate of a war in their nicotine-stained hands. Murray Leinster (real name: Will Jenkins) was a prolific writer in all pulp genres, who became best known for his work in science fiction.
Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories
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Aug 9, 2009 St. Francis de Sales
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Continuation of the spiritual classic. Book III explores how to develop your character: enhancing your strengths by practicing them, adding the virtues you don't have, and countering your weaknesses and bad tendencies by learning to do better. Part 1 is at IntroDevout. Part 3 continues with Books 4 and 5.
Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, Religion, spirituality
Source: An Introduction to the Devout Life, ed. by W.J.B. Edwards
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Aug 7, 2009 Poul Anderson
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Cappen Varra, sophisticated troubador from the sunny cities of Croy, never planned to be at sea on an open longship at midwinter, with a bunch of scruffy Northern barbarians. He also never planned to meet a troll. Poul Anderson wrote science fiction and fantasy with equal facility. In this 1957 story we see some of his love for his Norse heritage and some of his sense of humor. Cappen Varra would later return, in the Thieves' World shared universe anthologies.
Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Fantasy, Historical fiction
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Aug 4, 2009 Joseph Conrad
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"There are ships difficult to handle, but generally you can depend on them behaving rationally. With that ship, whatever you did with her you never knew how it would end. She was a wicked beast. Or, perhaps, she was only just insane." A sea story by Joseph Conrad.
Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Fantasy, Sea Stories
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Jul 27, 2009 John Gower
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A classic collection of tales in poetic form about the seven deadly sins, written in Middle English. Why an audiobook? Because I've never read this classic, and neither have most people. Great poets should be more than just names to us. In this audiobook I attempt Middle English pronunciation, albeit not with entire success. But at least it shouldn't be any harder to understand than your average English speaker with a thick accent. And hey, it's free!
Topic: Audiobook - Poetry
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Jul 26, 2009 C.L. Moore
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C.L. Moore's Northwest Smith stories are tales of eldritch horror in the spaceways of the Solar System. This is a very short vignette she wrote, giving us some clues into what makes Northwest Smith tick. Catherine Lucille Moore was a fantasy and science fiction writer known for the horror-themed fantasy and sf stories, as well as more straightforward sf. Both in collaboration with her first husband Henry Kuttner (and others) and on her own, she used several pseudonyms as well as "C.L....
Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories
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Jul 9, 2009 J. F. Bone
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A future naval officer finds himself assigned in wartime to an unhappy spaceship with a notorious captain -- notoriously cautious, that is.
Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories
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Jul 4, 2009 Clemence Housman
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In the depths of a medieval winter, a Norse household is torn apart by uncanny events. Clemence Housman was a gifted writer and illustrator whose talents have become overshadowed by those of her brothers, Lawrence and A.E. Housman.
Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Fantasy, Historical fiction
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May 31, 2009 St. Francis de Sales
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How ordinary people in any walk of life can begin a life of deeper love of God, through making prayer and service a part of their everyday routines. Francois de Sales was a Catholic missionary and priest working in French and Swiss Calvinist areas. At the time he wrote this book, he had become a bishop. He was also a prolific writer. This audiobook continues as IntroDevout2 .
Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, Religion, spirituality
Source: Translation by Fr. Walter J.B. Edwards, 1878.
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May 19, 2009 Various
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Audiobook version of the second issue of the famous science fiction magazine Astounding Stories, known today as Analog. This issue comes from the days before John W. Campbell, Jr. became its editor. The writers are solid pulp folks, though obscure today. A whole magazineful of interesting adventures: mad scientists, alien invasions, and more! CONTENTS: "Old Crompton's Secret" by Harl Vincent (Harold Vincent Schoepflin) "Spawn of the Stars" by Charles Willard Diffin "The...
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Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories
Source: Astounding Stories, Feb. 1930
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May 9, 2009 M. Gavin, S.J.
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The conclusion of this audiobook version of this 1903 Catholic textbook on the Latin Rite Mass.
Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, Religion, spirituality
Source: The Sacrifice of the Mass by M. Gavin, S.J.
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May 7, 2009 Jerome, Saint, d. 419 or 20
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St. Jerome was one of the greatest curmudgeons and scholars in all history. His letters traveled all across the ancient world, dispensing advice to his many female correspondents, and arguments and insults to his opponents and friends. Letter 13 is a letter to his aunt who'd been fighting with him, proving that he wasn't the only person in the family who had a temper.
Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, Religion, spirituality, History
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Mar 19, 2009 St. Cyprian of Carthage
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An essay from an Early Christian bishop and martyr on the spiritual importance of unity in the Church. It stresses the importance of holding the same doctrine, but also the vital need for love and harmony within and among all Christians.
Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, Religion, spirituality
Source: Ante-Nicene Fathers
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Feb 19, 2009 Apollonius Rhodius
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Conclusion. The final leg of the Argonauts' journey home might be their deadliest yet, as they confront a hopeless situation and a giant metal man. Part 1
Topics: Audiobook - fiction, folklore, mythology, poetry
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Feb 17, 2009 M. Gavin, S.J.
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Second part of this audiobook of a 1903 Catholic textbook on the Mass. Audiobook concludes in Part 3 .
Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, Religion, spirituality, liturgy
Source: The Sacrifice of the Mass by M. Gavin, S.J.
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Jan 17, 2009 Dashiell Hammett and Robert Colodny
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Audiobook version of a public domain booklet published by the Army in 1944, describing the Battle of the Aleutians. (Unfortunately, this means you lose out on seeing all the lovely maps and lively illustrations of camp life.) Hammett and Colodny were stationed on the island of Adak at that time, with Hammett serving as editor of the camp's newspaper, The Adakian .
Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, History, World War II, Alaska
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Jan 17, 2009 Johnston McCulley
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After making his fortune, a man returns home -- to find himself surrounded by enemies! Why does everyone hate him? Who is sending him anonymous letters? And why do they say it's retribution? Johnston McCulley is best known as an adventure writer. He created the character Zorro.
Topics: Audiobook - fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Noir, Adventure
Source: The Brand of Silence by Johnston McCulley
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Jan 14, 2009 St. Augustine
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St. Augustine of Hippo, the famous Christian convert and bishop, teaches basic rules of scripture interpretation, teaching, and preaching. He also advocates free sharing and distribution of information as a multiplier of wealth and stimulus to learning; discusses semantics and linguistics; and does a whole bunch of theologizing. Fun stuff!
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Topics: Audiobook - nonfiction, Religion, Bible
Source: Tr. by James Shaw, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers.
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Jan 13, 2009 St. Basil the Great
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A treatise on the Holy Spirit, Biblical references to the Trinity, Baptism, and the relation of all this to Christ's Church. St. Basil the Great was the brother of St. Macrina and St. Gregory of Nyssa, and a great friend of St. Gregory Nazianzen. He served as Bishop of Caesarea, where he built the Ptochoptopheion, a huge complex of buildings to serve as a hotel for friendless strangers, a hospital and clinic for the poor, and vocational training for unskilled workers. He wrote this treatise for...
Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, Religion, Theology
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Dec 1, 2008 Trans. Richard Morris
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From Richard Morris' collection of homilies in Middle English, as translated by him, for the Old English Text Society.
Topics: Audiobook - nonfiction, religion, spirituality, Holidays - Advent
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Dec 1, 2008 John W. Campbell, Jr.
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Aliens have just been discovered! Only trouble is, the Solar System has just been discovered by those same aliens -- and they want it all for themselves. The result is a war and a desperate arms race between alien technology and human ingenuity. Who will win? What is the ultimate weapon? John W. Campbell, Jr. was a moderately successful writer with a science background. He found his true calling as editor of the magazine Astounding Stories, in which capacity he reshaped science fiction forever.
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Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Science fiction
Source: The Ultimate Weapon, aka Uncertainty, 1936.
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Nov 26, 2008 St. Gregory Thaumaturgus
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Before St. Gregory Thaumaturgus was made bishop of his hometown and became a Church Father, he was just an ordinary law student in the Roman Empire. But then he studied philosophy near Beirut (Berytus back then) with Origen, and was converted to Christianity by his efforts. So in this speech of leavetaking from his teacher Origen, St. Gregory Thaumaturgus looks back into the past and thanks his mentor for all his kindness and rigorous care.
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Topics: Religion, spirituality, biography, autobiography
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Nov 3, 2008 Mathetes
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The earliest known piece of Christian apologetics, famous for its beautiful description of the relationship of Christians with the world. "Mathetes" is probably a pseudonym; it just means 'disciple'. The writer is a bit odd, as he uses arguments from the Old Testament against Greek idolatry, and then criticizes Jewish customs as if he discounted the Old Testament's inspiration. He also exhibits a touch of Greek or Manichaean distrust of the material body. But his enthusiasm for Jesus...
Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, Religion, spirituality
Source: Ante-Nicene Fathers
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Nov 3, 2008 Donald E. Westlake
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In space, you still need insurance investigators. And anywhere there's people, there's fraud, theft, and murder. Donald E. Westlake is famous for his mysteries and thrillers. In this 1961 story, he shows us a future that's got a little sense of wonder and a lot of human nature.
Topics: Audiobook - fiction, Science Fiction, Mysteries
Source: Amazing Stories, March 1961.
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Nov 1, 2008 St. Robert Bellarmine
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Preparation for death is one of the most important parts of life. During the Middle Ages, there were many poems and treatises published on this topic, and written for every sort of person. But during the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, this sort of spirituality fell out of fashion. Cardinal Roberto Bellarmino, known during his working life for his skills with law and argument, in old age found himself preparing for death by writing simple books that returned to the simple spirituality he'd...
Topics: Audiobook - nonfiction, Religion, Spirituality, Death
Source: The Art of Dying Well, trans. John Dalton, 1847.
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Oct 27, 2008 Fritz Leiber
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Every time Gusterson dropped a new free idea into the fad-ridden mainstream world of underground cities and cozy crowds, it crystallized into something really strange, and things got out of hand. So he shouldn't have mentioned the reminder machine....
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Topics: Science fiction, dystopia, humor, Horror
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Oct 14, 2008 St. Possidius
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The biography of St. Augustine by his friend Possidius. Since the Confessions had been published long before, Possidius focuses on St. Augustine's life after his mother's death and his return to Africa. St. Possidius was a member of St. Augustine's monastic community. He was later made bishop of Calama, where he ended up involved in a court case with the Donatist bishop of Calama. He was beaten up and robbed by Circumcellions, and also had his house set on fire. After the Vandal invasion and...
Topics: Biography, History, Religion
Source: Translation by Herbert Theberath Weiskotten, 1919.
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Sep 7, 2008 Randall Garrett
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In a future election, a presidential candidate confronts one of the hard truths of politics: sometimes the best person for the job isn't the easiest one to elect.
Topics: Audiobook - fiction, science fiction, politics
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Sep 3, 2008 Rick Raphael
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In the future, a highway policeman's lot is a very different one.
Topics: Audiobook - fiction, science fiction, law enforcement
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Aug 30, 2008 M. Gavin, S.J.
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Audiobook of an early twentieth century catechetical book explaining the doctrine, prayers, and rubrics of the Latin Rite Mass as promulgated at that time. Most of this applies to both the 1962 Mass used today as the Extraordinary Form, and the post-Vatican II Mass used as the Ordinary Form. (It also applies, in broad outline, to earlier Latin Rite Masses and to Masses in other Rites, of course.) It is particularly interesting to see how the interpretation of certain elements of the Mass has...
Topics: Audiobook - nonfiction, religion, spirituality
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Aug 26, 2008 J. F. Bone
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As an epidemic sweeps through the world, two medical researchers work to find a cure. But the pathologist is so annoyingly messy, and smokes such a rancid pipe!
Topics: Audiobook - fiction, science fiction, epidemics
Source: First appeared in Analog Fact and Science Fiction, Feb. 1962.
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Aug 11, 2008 Apollonius Rhodius
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The epic story of Jason and the Argonauts, and their quest for the Golden Fleece. As told by Apollonius Rhodius, in the translation by M.A. Seaton. The last 2 parts are in Part 2 .
Topics: Audiobook - fiction, folklore, mythology
Source: M.A. Seaton
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Aug 2, 2008 Agatha Christie
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The first Poirot and Hastings mystery novel takes place during World War I, when Hastings is still recovering from a wound and Poirot is a Belgian refugee. Hastings thinks he has found an oasis of peace, when he's invited to stay with a family he knew as a boy. But disturbing changes have taken place even on the homefront, and someone is marked for murder. Agatha Christie was one of the world's greatest mystery writers.
Topics: Audiobook - fiction, mystery
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Aug 1, 2008 Agatha Christie
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While World War I rages on, an English country town's peace is broken by murder. So a wounded officer named Hastings asks for help from a Belgian refugee named -- Poirot.
Topics: Audiobook - fiction, mystery
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Jul 15, 2008 H.P Lovecraft
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Randolph Carter's quest for the home of the gods and a sunset city of dreams continues. Track numbers will continue from Part 1 .
Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, fantasy, adventure
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Jul 12, 2008 St. Thomas More
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The conclusion of More's Dialogue between Anthony and Vincent.
Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, religion, spirituality
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Jul 12, 2008 St. Therese of Lisieux
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A young Carmelite nun in Lisieux, France was asked by her Mother Superior to write down the story of her life. She obeyed, and her simple but deep spirituality -- the "Little Way" -- has encouraged many people to deepen their relationship with God. St. Therese of Lisieux (Therese Martin) died at the age of 24. She has been named one of the thirty-three Doctors of the Church, for the profoundness of her teachings.
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Topics: Audiobook - nonfiction, autobiography, religion, spirituality
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Jul 9, 2008 A. Merritt
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Part 2 of the classic novel. In a strange realm far from the homes of men, Goodwin and Larry O'Keefe begin to discover the secrets of the Dweller -- and its makers! Part 1 .
Topics: Audiobook - fiction, fantasy, science fiction, adventure
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Jul 8, 2008 St. Clement of Alexandria
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If it's easier for a camel to walk through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to be saved, what rich man will be? St. Clement of Alexandria comforts the worried and worries the comfortable in this Early Christian bestseller, which grapples with salvation, trust in God, and perseverance.
Topics: Audiobook - nonfiction, religion
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Jul 8, 2008 St. Methodius
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Ten wise virgins go to a drinking party at Philosophy's daughter's place. After they chow down and hang out under a willow tree, it's time to hear each other out on the subject of their mutual calling. Afterwards, one of the virgins writes a letter about the party to her woman friend Gregorion, and Gregorion dines out on the story over at Euboulios' house. Which is where we come in.... St. Methodius of Olympus modelled this work after Plato's Symposium . Self-inserting himself as his normal POV...
Topics: Audiobook - fiction, religion, philosophy
Source: Ante-Nicene Fathers
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Jul 6, 2008 John Henry Newman
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The concluding chapters of Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine. You can find part 1 here .
Topics: Audiobook - nonfiction, religion, history, philosophy
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Jun 10, 2008 St. Clement of Alexandria
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Advice from St. Clement of Alexandria to newly baptized early Christians. Surprisingly to us, he gives as much advice about good manners and healthy psyches as he does good moral behavior.
Topics: Audiobook - nonfiction, religion
Source: G.W. Butterworth
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May 20, 2008 H. P. Lovecraft
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Fantasy, horror, and dream meet in this classic 1926 novella by H.P. Lovecraft. Randolph Carter defies the Dream Gods, as he sets out to find their hidden home on unknown Kadath, and the vision of a lovely sunset city that somehow his heart remembers. But the Other Gods have agents in the dream world -- creatures of power and terror.... H.P. Lovecraft is best known as a horror writer, but here he shows his more cheerful side. We revisit Ulthar (of "The Cats of Ulthar"), and spend a...
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Topics: Audiobook - fiction, fantasy, horror
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Apr 30, 2008 St. Athanasius
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A brief biography of St. Anthony of Egypt, an important figure in the early history of monasticism, written by a man who acted as his helper in Anthony's old age. Includes transcript of one of his talks to the monks. St. Athanasius is known for his theological insight, his stubborn struggle against Arianism, and this biography, which spread the ideas of Egyptian monasticism around the world and inspired many men and women to live the monastic life.
Topics: Audiobook - religion, history, biography.
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Apr 26, 2008 Ed. by Frederic Laurence Knowles
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"Being a compilation of witty, facetious, and satirical verse selected from the writings of British and American poets." A 1902 collection mostly taken from 19th century poets, and selected mostly because the editor thought they were funny and people would like them. Mark Twain's blurb: "I should not be able to get along without 'The Treasury of Humorous Poetry', now that I have it and realize its value."
Topics: Audiobook - poetry, comedy, humor
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Apr 16, 2008 Pope St. Clement I
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Not too many years after St. Paul wrote two letters to the Corinthians, the then-bishop of Rome, St. Clement, wrote them a letter also. This extremely early Christian piece of writing is full of interesting stuff about unity and the problems of Christians in Corinth, and much will be found highly relevant to Christians today.
Topics: Audiobook - nonfiction, religion, unity
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Mar 28, 2008 Randall Garrett
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A seasoned military commander travels to another world to find the metal that brings power, and ends up bringing down a barbaric empire. Randall Garrett was known for his skill in writing adventure science fiction, alternate world fantasy mysteries, and stories full of great humor and horrible puns. This story, first published in Astounding in March 1959 under the pseudonym "David Gordon", is truly characteristic of his body of work.
Topics: Audiobook - fiction, science fiction, humor, holidays - April Fools' Day
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Mar 25, 2008 Egeria
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Around 381-384 AD, a woman named Egeria made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and other Biblical sites of interest. She wrote all about it to her women friends at home. Come along on her travels!
Topics: Audiobook - nonfiction, religion, travel, history
Source: The Pilgrimage of Etheria
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Mar 3, 2008 St. Robert Bellarmine
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An examination of, and meditation upon, the seven sayings spoken by Jesus on the cross -- aka "the seven last words" -- as well as the associated total solar eclipse. Every saying is examined from different perspectives, each intended to make the reader think more deeply about Jesus' life and death and feel the sayings' applications to his own life. The writer also provides various suggestions for enriching one's faith life and doing good. St. Robert Bellarmine was a famous and...
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Jan 31, 2008 Carolyn Wells
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Sherlock Holmes and a band of his most infallible deductive friends solve mysteries. Infallibly, of course. "The Adventure of the Mona Lisa" appeared in January 1912 in The Century magazine, and "The Adventure of the Clothes-Line" in the same magazine in May 1915. Mystery and humor writer Carolyn Wells' two crossover stories invented the concept of a modern league of heroes. (Homer and the Argonaut legends did it back in the day.) She also wrote The Technique of the...
Topics: Audiobook - fiction, humor, crossovers
Source: The Century magazine, January 1912
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Jan 15, 2008 St. Ambrose of Milan
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Letters from St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, to St. Sabinus, Bishop of Placentia (Piacenza). The letters speak of Paradise, book editing, bad handwriting, good doctrine, and long distance friendship. Ambrose signs off with variations on his usual farewell to friends and family: "Love me, for I love you." Ambrosius, governor of Milan, was elected bishop by acclamation of the people. He lost his civil office, was baptized, received his first communion and holy orders, and was consecrated...
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Jan 12, 2008 A. Merritt
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Fantasy and horror in the South Seas! This 1919 classic has influenced many writers and filmmakers, including the creators of the tv show Lost and the roleplaying game Dungeons and Dragons . Abraham Merritt was a journalist, editor, and pulp writer. He died in 1943. His novels Burn, Witch, Burn! and Seven Footprints to Satan have been adapted into movies. Part 2
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Topics: Audiobook - fiction, fantasy
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Jan 10, 2008 Robert Browning
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Murder! A trial! An execution! But who was really guilty? Robert Browning's epic poem of historical fiction, psychological drama, and true crime is like nothing else you've ever read. Only Robert Browning would have tried it, and only Robert Browning made it work.
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Topics: Audiobook - poetry, historical fiction, crime, mystery.
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Jan 8, 2008 St. Basil the Great
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Some early Christians rejected pagan learning and asked, "What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?" But St. Basil the Great thought Athens had quite a lot to do with it! This influential speech to young Christian students is chock full of quotes and stories from the pagan poets, demonstrating that Athens could be a foundation and aid for Christian study, as long as it was rightly used and understood. St. Basil the Great was bishop of Caesarea and a great theologian. His brother was St....
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Jan 3, 2008 James. H. Schmitz
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Strange ancient machines possessing vast power have been discovered. Ruthless people want to control them. Governments, industries, and universities claw for jurisdiction, and scientists for discoveries and status. Trigger Argee just wants to go home and see her boyfriend. But first, she's got a lot of mess to sort out. James H. Schmitz was known and loved for his interesting far future worlds, his flair for adventure and mystery, and his likeable strong female characters.
Topics: Audiobook - fiction, science fiction
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Jan 3, 2008 Pseudo-Eusebius
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A theological commentary about the Star of Bethlehem prophecy, claiming that it was preserved in the archives of Eastern kings. It's not really by the church historian Eusebius of Caesarea as it claims to be, but the king lists are interesting.
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Dec 5, 2007 Anon.
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This is the exciting saga of Judah Maccabee, and of the Jewish people's fight to keep their freedom and God's law. The First and Second Books of Maccabees are reckoned as part of the Old Testament by Catholics. However, everybody should count them as fascinating Jewish historical literature.
Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, Holiday - Chanukah
Source: Douay-Rheims Bible
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Nov 21, 2007 Various authors
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National Thanksgiving proclamations by US Presidents Washington and Lincoln.
Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, history, Holidays - Thanksgiving
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Nov 21, 2007 Anon.
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An old Irish tale of pride, envy, deadly feuds, and dinner. Part of the Ulster Cycle, but stands alone.
Topics: Audiobook-Fiction, legend, Irish
Source: Trans. by George Henderson, 1899.
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Nov 17, 2007 Jacques Futrelle
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Why would a beautiful woman with healthy hands want to cut off her finger? From mystery writer Jacques Futrelle (before his untimely death on the Titanic), it's another baffling case for Professor Van Dusen, the Thinking Machine!
Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery
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Nov 8, 2007 George Griffith
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A diamond company's detective must discover how an impossible robbery was done. George Griffith (1857-1906), a Welsh explorer, journalist, and writer, is best known today for his airship science fiction adventures, such as The Outlaws of the Air and The Angel of the Revolution . But he also wrote in other genres. Here he gives us a straight mystery.
Topics: Audiobook - fiction, mystery
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Nov 7, 2007 Origen
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A treatise on prayer by a great early Christian theologian from Alexandria. Using prayers from both the Old and New Testament as examples, he creates a primer on what sort of things a Christian should pray for, and how. His primary tool for doing this is a detailed interpretation of the Lord's Prayer. Some of the theology, Biblical interpretation, and Christian practice that he advocates has been developed further since his time. So you may need to take these bits with a grain of salt. But much...
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Source: Origen on Prayer, translated by William A. Curtis
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Oct 23, 2007 Charles Allston Collins and Charles Dickens
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A murder trial is attended by the most interested party -- the victim!
Topics: Audiobook - fiction, fantasy, ghosts
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A short medieval story about the rewards of prayer and service to God.
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Source: Aucassin and Nicolette, and Other Medieval Romances. Translated from the French by Eugene Mason.
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Oct 22, 2007 M.R. James
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A retelling for children of The Testament of Solomon, an early Christian apocryphal book containing a lot of Jewish and Middle Eastern folklore about Solomon and demons, as well as folks like Jannes and Jambre. Written by M.R. James, the scholar better known to us as a great horror writer, for his folklore book for children, Old Testament Legends.
Topics: Audiobook - fiction, fantasy, folklore
Source: Old Testament Legends by M.R. James
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Oct 17, 2007 St. Brendan of Clonfert
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From the Acts of St. Brendan of Clonfert (best known for his voyages), a very long and thorough lorica (breastplate) prayer. It is similar to other better-known loricas like the Lorica of St. Patrick, but a lot longer!
Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, religion, poetry
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Sep 19, 2007 Aphrahat
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Thoughts on love, forgiveness, and the faithfulness of prophecy from Aphrahat (aka Aphraates), an early Christian known as "the Persian Sage".
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Sep 6, 2007 St. Thomas More
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This fictional dialogue about how Christians should deal with troubles and persecution is set in Hungary immediately prior to an attack by the Ottoman Empire. It was written in the Tower of London while More awaited execution for his religious beliefs. St. Thomas More was chancellor of England, a humanist philosopher, and an early science fiction writer. He was also a good husband and father, and advocate of education for women. He died a martyr under his former friend, King Henry VIII. Part 2...
Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, religion, philosophy
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Sep 6, 2007 John Henry Newman
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The logical working-out and disputation of all the implications of an idea can be a long, drawn out process. It can also be difficult to explain to people who haven't followed all the twists and turns of the argument. In this book-length essay, Newman argues that Christian doctrinal "development" is not so much produced by change or innovation, as by unfolding what was already implicit in revelation. John Henry Newman was an Anglican cleric and one of the chief members of the Oxford...
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Sep 6, 2007 Mark Phillips -- aka Randall Garrett and Laurence M. Janifer
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An FBI agent hunts for a mindreader, while hampered by a hangover, overzealous nursing homes, and an unstable boss. That's bad enough. Then he finds his telepath -- and his real troubles begin.... Written under the pseudonym "Mark Phillips" by sf writers Randall Garrett and Lawrence M. Janifer, this funny science fiction adventure predates the X-Files by a good thirty years. Under its original title That Nice Old Lady , it was nominated in 1960 for the Hugo Award for Best Novel,...
Topics: Audiobook - fiction, science fiction, humor
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Sep 5, 2007 Murray Leinster
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Couples walk together dreaming magnificent dreams, passing others who are older but have not yet achieved the stuff their dreams were once made of. But what is the worth of a man who makes others' dreams come true -- even at the cost of his own? Murray Leinster would one day become known for his tales of science fiction. But here is a younger Leinster, writing a very different sort of story.
Topics: Audiobook - fiction, romance
Source: Argosy All-Story Weekly, Aug. 5, 1922
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Aug 30, 2007 Keith Laumer
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Junior Terran diplomat Jame Retief visits a government whose members seem determined to insult their delegation. This'll take some sharp thinking.... Keith Laumer (who spent time as a diplomat himself) is best known for his Retief and Bolo series. He combined humor with a sharp, even acrid view of humans as political creatures. Few stories by him have fallen into the public domain; I am honored to present this one.
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Topics: Audiobook - fiction, science fiction, humor
Source: Jan. 1962, Worlds of If
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Aug 29, 2007 Dashiell Hammett
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A rural case of arson brings in the insurance companies -- and they bring in the Continental Op. Dashiell Hammett's first Continental Op story. Originally published under the pseudonym "Peter Collinson".
Topics: Audiobook - fiction, mystery
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Aug 25, 2007 Poul Anderson
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A scientist is assigned to a super-secret project, and finds himself in a brand new life. A very likeable story set in a very unlikeable world. Poul Anderson was one of science fiction's greatest writers, and one of the most difficult to classify. Grim stories and hilarious ones, high fantasy and hard sf, space opera, filk songs, historical fiction, poetry, and noh plays all poured from his typewriter. He never stopped trying new things, and hence he never stopped growing and improving as a...
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Topics: Audiobook - fiction, science fiction, romance
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Aug 9, 2007 Anon.
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A medieval acrobat and jongleur enters the Cistercian monastery of Clairvaux, but finds it difficult to contribute to the prayer and work of the house. After all, his one skill couldn't possibly be of any use to God. Or could it? This 12th century French tale has also been retold by Anatole France as "Our Lady's Juggler" and by Tomie de Paola as "The Clown of God".
Topics: Audiobook - fiction, medieval romance, religion, legend, Maria Lectrix
Source: Our Lady's Tumbler: A Twelfth Century French Tale. Trans. by P.H. Wicksteed.
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Aug 7, 2007 Origen
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Excerpts about the Transfiguration of Christ, from Origen's Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew.
Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, religion, mysticism
Source: Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew by Origen
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Jul 24, 2007 David Belasco
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Once upon a time in the gold rush, there was a girl from a mining camp, the Californio bandit she loved, and a cold-hearted Sheriff who wanted them both in his power.... Famous producer David Belasco's famous play about the Old West is remembered today because it was adapted into the opera La Fanciulla del West . But Belasco's novelization not only fills out the story told by the opera. It's also an interesting look into the California of Belasco's mining camp childhood, and both counters the...
Topics: Audiobook - fiction, romance, adventure, opera, Western
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Jun 27, 2007 St. Athanasius
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This plain, easy to understand book on Jesus' humanity and divinity, written by a passionate young priest from Alexandria heavily influenced by the desert monks and St. Anthony, was a bestseller in its time. It still holds up today. It was also the first shot in the long fight of "Athanasius against the world", because Arius, a popular but over-the-hill priest and songwriter who was also from Alexandria, had his bestsellers, too. He claimed that Jesus was just another man, even if the...
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Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, religion
Source: On the Incarnation
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Jun 27, 2007 St. Irenaeus of Lyons
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Against Heresies concludes with a volume on the meaning of Jesus' teachings and Paul's epistles, refuting the rather farfetched readings of the Gnostics. There's plenty of interesting information on the stuff that early Christians did believe, too! Book I , Book II , Book III , and Book IV.
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Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, religion
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Jun 23, 2007 Anon. (Trans. by Eugene Mason)
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The classic story of a brave knight, a beautiful damsel, star-crossed love -- and a horse. Seriously, this medieval romance is a sweet little tale, and I think you'll enjoy it.
Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Romance, Maria Lectrix
Source: Medieval Romance and Legends, trans. by Eugene Mason
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May 29, 2007 E.R. Eddison
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This classic 1922 fantasy novel brings you to a strange and lovely world where a young lord wrestles King Gorice for his land's freedom, where unscalable mountains can only be conquered by stubbornness and hippogriffs, where the great explorer Lord Gro finds himself continually driven to betrayal, where sweet young women occasionally fall for evil wizards, and where the heroes actually win their hearts' desire.
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Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Fantasy
Source: The Worm Ouroboros by E.R. Eddison, 1922.
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Apr 30, 2007 St. John of Damascus
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A treatise on the validity of using images as an aid to worship by St. John of Damascus (aka St. John Damascene), written while he lived under the second generation of Muslim rule in Syria. But it was also aimed at the Iconoclasts (image-breakers) who controlled the Christian Byzantine Empire at the time, and were not above killing artists. St. John not only points out that icons support the doctrine of the Incarnation -- since God made flesh becomes visible and drawable -- but also that the...
Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, religion
Source: On holy images, followed by three sermons on the Assumption. Tr. by Mary H. Allies, 1898.
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Apr 19, 2007 St. Cyril of Alexandria
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A collection of sermons on the Gospel of Luke.
Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, religion
Source: Commentary on Luke, tr. by R. Payne Smith
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Mar 23, 2007 Arthur B. Reeves
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In this 1913 short story collection, a woman does wrong, gets on the wrong side of the law -- then becomes a very odd sort of detective, fighting for others who've done wrong but still deserve justice. Each story stands alone, but is just one chapter in the collection as a whole. Arthur B. Reeves was best known as the author of the Craig Kennedy detective series, but here's more of his prolific output. His interest in science and technology combines with personal criminological research to make...
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Source: Constance Dunlap by Arthur B. Reeves, 1913.
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Mar 14, 2007 Cennfaeladh, Longarad, et al.
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A medieval legend of how the Gaelic language was invented -- by Fenius Farsaidh and a horde of ancient post-Tower of Babel linguistics scholars. Celtic fun! Excerpted from the Auraicept na nEces , a linguistics and rhetoric primer for Irish poets.
Topics: Audiobook - Nonfiction, poesy, linguistics, legends, religion
Source: Auraicept na nEces. Translated by George Calder, 1917.